Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so practise I pugilism, as not laying stripes upon air:

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;

King James Version

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Holman Bible

Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.

International Standard Version

That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.

A Conservative Version

I therefore run this way, not as aimlessly. I fight this way, not as flaying air.

American Standard Version

I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

Amplified

Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].

An Understandable Version

So, I run with a purpose and I fight that way [too]; I do not just shadow box.

Anderson New Testament

I, therefore, so run, not as with uncertainty; I so aim my blows, not as one that beats the air;

Bible in Basic English

So then I am running, not uncertainly; so I am fighting, not as one who gives blows in the air:

Common New Testament

Therefore I do not run aimlessly. I do not box as a man beating the air.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I therefore so run, not as one that is distanc'd: I fight, but not with the air.

Darby Translation

I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.

Godbey New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, do I thus fight not as beating the air:

Goodspeed New Testament

So that is the way I run, unswervingly. That is the way I fight, not punching the air.

John Wesley New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; I so fight, not as one that beateth the air.

King James 2000

I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I run in this way, not as [running] aimlessly; I box in this way, not as beating the air.

Modern King James verseion

So then I run, not as if I were uncertain. And so I fight, not as one who beats the air.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I therefore so run, not as at an uncertain thing. So fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Moffatt New Testament

Well, I run without swerving; I do not plant my blows upon the empty air ??27 no, I maul and master my body, in case, after preaching to other people, I am disqualified myself.

Montgomery New Testament

For my part, then, I run with no wavering to the goal. I box not as one beating the air,

NET Bible

So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air.

New Heart English Bible

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

Noyes New Testament

I therefore so run, not as one uncertain; I so fight, not as one striking the air;

Sawyer New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, and so strike, not as one who beats the air;

The Emphasized Bible

I, therefore, so, am running, as, not uncertainly, so, am boxing, as not thrashing air;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I therefore so run not as uncertainly; so do I exercise with my fists, not as striking the air:

Twentieth Century New Testament

I, therefore, run with no uncertain aim. I box-not like a man hitting the air.

Webster

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so I fight, not as one that beateth the air:

Weymouth New Testament

That is how I run, not being in any doubt as to my goal. I am a boxer who does not inflict blows on the air,

Williams New Testament

So that is the way I run, with no uncertainty as to winning. That is the way I box, not like one that punches the air.

World English Bible

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

Worrell New Testament

I, therefore, so run, as not uncertainly I so fight, as not beating the air.

Worsley New Testament

I therefore so run, not as unobserved: I so fight, not as one that beateth the air:

Youngs Literal Translation

I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

τοίνυν 
Toinun 
Usage: 3

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146
Usage: 146

run
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

G84
ἀδήλως 
Adelos 
Usage: 1

fight I
πυκτέω 
Pukteuo 
Usage: 1

δέρω 
Dero 
Usage: 6

References

American

Easton

Air

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Air

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

25 And every one contending for the prize, has self command in all things. These surely therefore that they might receive a corruptible crown; and we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so practise I pugilism, as not laying stripes upon air: 27 But I give my body a blow under the eyes, and reduce to bondage: lest having proclaimed to others, I myself be rejected.



Cross References

Matthew 11:12

From the days of John the Immerser till now the kingdom of the heavens is achieved by force, and they committing violence seize it eagerly.

Luke 13:24

Strive earnestly to enter through the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also ye, except by the tongue ye give an evident word, how shall the speaking be known? for ye shall be speaking into the air.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of the tent were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:8

And we are confident, and are contented rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home in the Lord.

Ephesians 6:12

For the wrestling is not to us against blood and flesh, but against beginnings, against powers, against the chiefs of the world of darkness of this life, against spiritual things of wickedness in heavenly things.

Philippians 1:21

For me to live is Christ, and to die gain.

Colossians 1:29

For which also I am wearied, struggling according to his operation, working in me in power.

2 Timothy 1:12

By which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and have been persuaded that he is able to watch my deposits to that day.

2 Timothy 2:5

And also if any contend for a prize, he is not crowned, except he contend for a prize lawfully.

Hebrews 4:1

Let us therefore fear, lest a solemn promise being left to come into his rest, any of you should seem to have failed.

1 Peter 5:1

The elders among you I beseech, a fellow elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a participator of the glory which is about to be revealed:

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore rather, brethren, be earnest to have your calling and selection made firm: for doing these, ye should not once stumble:

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